More Randy Pitchford on Steam and the EGS

Randy Pitchford has continued to grind his ax against Steam on Twitter, to the extent that they've been collected into a lengthy Reddit post to make it easier to understand the Gearbox boss's position (thanks Ars Technica). This includes a TL;DR of the TL;DR, saying "Competition good, Steam bad." Here's the longer TL;DR from which that is distilled:
He believes that what we are currently experiencing with EGS is only a mild annoyance towards something that is ultimately very good because Valve had a stranglehold on PC distribution and that is bad.

He believes that in a year or two, EGS will be far more developed than Steam, because Epic is not as complacent as Valve. (I would like to note that Tim Sweeney believes that Steam even has too many features, so Randy is pretty much incorrect)

He thinks that Epic will eventually beat Valve and that in about a decade Steam might be a dying platform, or at least whichever platform is the dominant it will not be Steam. Randy also thinks that the fact that Valve is privately owned is a disadvantage (lol) and compares them with Epic whose outside investors (Tencent, yup, he considers it a good thing) are insisting on constant growth and reinvestment into the business.

Finally, he believes that years from now we will look back to the day that Bl3 came to EGS as an amazing day for gaming because the ''Steam monopoly'' officially died.
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Metro Exodus was ONLY cheaper for people living in America, for others, we got jack-shit
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